Diving In Head First With Social Media Tips!

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Let’s see how we can give you a leg up with all that’s trending this year on social media and some tips on how to use them to your business’ advantage.

1. Videos

According to the latest statistics, 80% of the total global internet traffic will soon be attributed by videos this coming 2020, with 87% of marketers utilise videos into their campaigns and viewers believe that 95% of messages from videos are retained on their minds.


  • Create a unique video-something that has ‘wow’ factor
  • Create shorter, more precise videos
  • Make sure to engage the audience within the first 7 seconds
  • Make your videos mobile-friendly
  • Create different videos with different content platforms

2. Live Streaming

Different social media platforms like Snapchat, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter & Instagram are constantly promoting the use of live streaming.  Also, more customers will want to watch engaging live videos compared text-only posts.


  • Live stream events
  • Do a live Q&A or “how-to” stream
  • Live stream the making of a product
  • Live stream the launch of a product
  • Live stream company news

3. Ephemeral Content

Ephemeral content is any visual content that is only available for a certain period of time. These short-lived videos and posts are famous on Instagram and Snapchat. Brands can leverage this trend by posting Snaps of their day to day behind the scene moments and milestones.


  •  Experiment. Make your videos unique and engaging
  • As much as possible, stay authentic and personal
  • Tell a story: Entertain, solve a problem, or teach your viewers something new.

4. Augmented Reality

Augmented reality is revolutionising the way people socialise online. Marketers have been experimenting AR for a while.


  • Use AR to entice your users about your new products
  • Increase sales through impulse buying.
  • Encourage social sharing through your VR app.

5. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Chatbots

With an aim to draw closer to customers, marketers use social media platforms to create real-time engagements like chatbots and AI for their customers.


  • Identify business issues
  • Compile important data
  • Produce the right chatbots.
  • Pick up-to-date models

6. Concentration –  Generation Z

Individuals called ‘Generation Z’, are those that are born in 1995 up until 2012. They are generally called ‘true digital natives’. The most common social media platforms they are using includes YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter & Instagram.


  • Connect with Gen Z influencers.
  • Understand what they need.
  • Highlight real people.

7. Influencer As The Fastest Growing Marketing Channel

Influencer tops the fastest growing marketing channel followed by others, organic search, email, paid search, display advertising and affiliate marketing, in order. Those who used influencer marketer are satisfied with its results, bringing in 10x higher conversion rate.


  • Find the right influencers
  •  Personalize your approach
  • Be transparent. Make it easy for influencers to participate.
  • Keep Track on your ROI

8. Mobile-ready Content

As the number of mobile phone users grows every year, it is very important for marketers to optimise your content to better suit those mobile users. The top 4 social media platforms loved by mobile users are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


  • Leverage for mobile applications
  • Crop images suitable for smaller screens
  • Keep your headlines short and precise
  • Produce a high-quality content
  • Strategise on your mobile content
9. Brand Participation

Nowadays, brands are getting more involved in messaging platforms than ever.  This year, it is expected that brands will invest more time and money in connecting with consumers on messaging platforms using AI, voice assistants, at chatbots to offer personalised shopping experiences.


  • Integrate personalised experiences
  • Anticipate customers’ needs

So there’s plenty of Tips for you here….      Smash Social.

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1 thought on “Diving In Head First With Social Media Tips!”

  1. Great suggestions and tips, thank you. The only thing I didn’t understand is what is meant by Augmented Reality..could you throw more light on this, please? Thanks!

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